SIRENOMELIA: A RARE CASE OF FETAL CONGENITAL ANOMALY

Dr Kanika Kinra, Dr Neelu Khanna Suri, Dr Pawan Kumar Suri, Dr Anuj Sangwan

Abstract


Sirenomelia was first described by Rocheus in 1542 and Palfyn in 1553 and named after the mythical Greek God sirens1. This rare syndrome has the incidence of 0.8-1 case/100,000 births with male to female ratio being 3:12. We here report a rare case of primigravida with 28weeks of pregnancy who delivered a live sirenomeliac baby with identifiable risk factors being Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection (raised titres), Toxoplasma IgG avidity positive, Hypothyroidism, Vitamin D deficiency and herbal infertility treatment taken by male partner. The baby had typical potter facies, fused legs typically Sirenodipus and no external genitalia.


Keywords


Sirenomelia, Cytomegalovirus, Hypothyroidism, Toxoplasma, Vitamin D

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